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Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix

Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant
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FILE - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 28, 2019. Spielberg has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 21

Armani talks succession at 1st live show since pandemic

Giorgio Armani hinted at his succession plans on Monday as he staged his first live runway show since the pandemic, and following a fall that landed him the hospital for two weeks
June 21
Giorgio Armani, right, and Leo Dell'Orco accept applause at the conclusion of the Giorgio Armani men's Spring Summer 2022 collection, in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 21

Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as U.N. Special Envoy

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn’t doing enough to help
June 21
In this image taken from video, Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelie Jolie speaks at the Malian refugee camp in Goudebo, Burkina Faso, Sunday June 20, 2021, to mark World Refugee day on Sunday. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn’t doing enough to help. (AP Photo)
June 21

Documentary examines troubled past with Confederate statues

Perplexed by America’s controversial relationship with Confederate monuments, “The Daily Show” team member CJ Hunt saw potential for what he thought would make an interesting short film
June 21
In this image provided by PBS, director CJ Hunt appears in a scene from "The Neutral Ground." The feature-length documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021, as part of its Juneteenth programming. (PBS via AP)
June 21

Facebook launches podcasts, live audio service

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S.
June 21
FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. Monday, June 21, 2021, to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
June 21

'Fold in the cheese' with Binging With Babish's 'Schitt's Creek'-inspired enchiladas

"The View" co-host Sara Haines makes a dish from the show's iconic scene.
June 21
Andrew Rea of Binging With Babish makes "Schitt's Creek" inspired Enchiladas with "The View" co-host Sara Haines.
June 21

SAG Awards will return in February 2022 with 2-hour show

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will return to a two-hour format for its 2022 edition, which will air the last weekend in February
June 21
FILE - Finished Actor statuettes are displayed during the 25th annual Casting of the Screen Actors Guild Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry on Jan. 15, 2019, in Burbank, Calif. The 2022 SAG Awards will take place on Feb. 27. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 21

NASCAR co-owner Pitbull mixing racing with upcoming tour

The man known as Mr. Worldwide is ready to get back to his main business even as he spends more and more time with his latest investment in NASCAR
June 21
Daniel Suarez (99) leads Bubba Wallace (23) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Lebanon, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 21

New this week: Whales, 'LFG,' 'Mysterious Benedict Society'

This week’s new entertainment releases includes Conan O’Brien closing out his TBS late-night show and the new soccer documentary “LFG,” a revealing look at the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s battle for equal pay
June 21
This combination of photos shows promotional art for "LFG," o documentary premiering June 24 on HBO Max, left, "The Mysterious Benedict Society," a series on Disney Plus premiering June 25 and "Fathom," a documentary premiering June 25 on Apple TV Plus. (HBO Max/Disney+/Apple TV+ via AP)
June 21

Nearly 800 illegally exported antiquities returned to Italy

Italian police say they have brought back to Italy nearly 800 illegally exported ancient artifacts from Belgium, where they were held by a private collector
June 21
June 21

Review: Journalist brings rare nuance to take on Appalachia

A journalist's new book about Appalachia brings rare sensitivity to an often misunderstood subject
June 21
This cover image released by Melville House shows "Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning" by Alan Maimon. (Melville House via AP)
June 21

Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice

Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge.
June 21
People inside the stone circle during Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, where some people jumped over the fence to enter the stone-circle to watch the sun rise at dawn of the longest day of the year in the UK, in Amesbury, England, Monday June 21, 2021. The prehistoric monument of ancient stones have been officially closed for the celebrations due to the coronavirus lockdown, but groups of people ignored the lockdown to mark the Solstice, watched by low key security. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
June 21

Berlin museum centering on Germans expelled after WWII opens

Germany has opened a museum exploring the fate of millions of Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe at the end of World War II, along with other forced displacements of the 20th and 21st centuries
June 21
Gundula Bavendamm, Director of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation, stands in the foyer of the Berlin Documentation Center of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Germany is opening a museum exploring the fate of millions of Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe at the end of World War II, along with other forced displacements of the 20th and 21st centuries — a sensitive project that has taken years to realize. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to attend an opening ceremony on Monday. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
June 21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 27-July 3

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of week of June 27-July 3 include singer H
June 21
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from June 27-July 3 shows H.E.R, from left, Mel Brooks, Lily Rabe, Lizzy Caplan, Chloe Bailey, Margot Robbie and Tom Cruise. (AP Photo)
June 21

EXPLAINER: Calls to #FreeBritney and court conservatorships

When Britney Spears appears in front of a Los Angeles judge Wednesday, she'll do it 13 years into the conservatorship that has control over her life and money
June 21
FILE - Britney Spears supporter Kiki Norberto holds a hand fan outside a court hearing concerning the pop singer's conservatorship on March 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. When Spears speaks to a judge at her own request on Wednesday, June. 23, 2021, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money by her father. Spears has said the conservatorship saved her from collapse and exploitation. But she has sought more control over how it operates, and says she wants her father out. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 21

Couric book tour this fall will be in-person, in theaters

For her tour this fall to promote her memoir “Going There,” Katie Couric is anticipating not only the interest of her fans but a return to something like a pre-pandemic world — a nationwide book tour
June 21
FILE - In this Friday, June 18, 2021, file photo, journalist Katie Couric attends a screening during the 20th Tribeca Festival at The Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, in New York. Little, Brown and Company and Live Nation announced Monday, June 21, 2021, that Couric will embark on an 11-city in-person promotional tour for her book “Going There,” beginning with an appearance at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Oct. 28.(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 20

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box office

“The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” has hit the top box office target
June 20
This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Reynolds, left, and Samuel L. Jackson in a scene from "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard." “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” strikes the top box office target. The Lionsgate’s film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No. 1 spot in its debut. (David Appleby/Lionsgate via AP)
June 20

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle.
June 20
Radio City Music Hall's marquee advertises Dave Chappelle's untitled documentary during the closing night celebration for the 20th Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 19

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Queen Elizabeth II has attended the final day of the Ascot races, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act against climate change
June 19
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles, during day five of of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, Saturday June 19, 2021. (David Davies/PA via AP)
June 19

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Queen Elizabeth II has attended the final day of the Ascot races, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act against climate change
June 19
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles, during day five of of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, Saturday June 19, 2021. (David Davies/PA via AP)
June 19

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
June 19
June 19

Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France

A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were also injured amid violence as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party in western France
June 19
Youths stand in a field during clashes as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party near Redon, Brittany, Friday June 18, 2021. Police repeatedly fired tear gas and charged clusters of violent partiers who hurled metal balls, gasoline bombs and other projectiles at security forces, according to images of the clashes shared online and the top government official in the region. Local authorities estimated about 1,500 people took part despite a local ordinance banning the event. (AP Photo)
June 19

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

A record-setting Women's College World Series last week capped off a dynamic year of increased visibility for NCAA Division I women’s sports
June 19
James Madison's Odicci Alexander pitches in the first inning of an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game against Oklahoma, Monday, June 7, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 19

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
June 19
Festivalgoers watch Death Blooms rock band on stage on the first day of Download Festival at Donington Park at Castle Donington, England, Friday June 18, 2021. The three-day music and arts festival is being held as a test event to examine how Covid-19 transmission takes place in crowds, with the the capacity significantly reduced from the normal numbers. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
June 18

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

American filmmaker Laura Poitras has once again turned her camera on the watchmen in an exhibition opening Friday in Berlin
June 18
A man stands in front of the artwork 'Hart Island", by Laura Poitras in collaboration with Sean Vegezzi, at an exhibition by American artist and filmmaker Laura Poitras, at the N.K.B. gallery in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, June 18, 2021. The exhibition by Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, is on display at the gallery until Aug. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 18

Beyond "In the Heights," colorism persists, rarely addressed

Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity
June 18
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "In the Heights." (Warner Bros. via AP)
June 18

Police say 17th century paintings found in highway dumpster

German police are appealing for information about the possible owners of two 17th-century paintings discovered in a highway rest stop dumpster
June 18
June 18

Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color
June 18
This undated portrait released by Warner Music shows rapper IDK, who is launching a music business program through Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the music industry. (Jack McKain/Warner Music via AP)
June 18

Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps

The Gannett media company is promoting an effort to get Americans who live on either side of the ideological divide to talk to each other
June 18
This combination of photos taken from a video conference meeting shows county sheriff Brian Roy of Benton, of Kentucky, left, and Brian Webb, of Sheridan, Wyo. as they discuss various political views. They were participants in an effort backed by the media company Gannett to get people with opposing political views to talk with each other, part of a “National Week of Conversation” sponsored by democracy-oriented groups that is ending this weekend. (Gannett via AP)
June 18

Amanda Kloots hopes people don't forget COVID-19 devastation

As COVID-19 restrictions lift in the U.S., many are reacquainting with friends and loved ones
June 18
Amanda Kloots, co-host of the daytime talk show "The Talk" and co-author of the new memoir "Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero," poses for a portrait at home in Los Angeles on June 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 17

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
June 17
This undated image provided by Desiree Boers-Kort shows Frank Bonner and his wife Gayle. Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. He was 79. (Desiree Boers-Kort via AP)
June 17

US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American women

A string of notable American women will appear on the U.S. quarter under a four-year program that begins in 2022
June 17
June 17

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

The author and journalist Janet Malcolm has died at age 86
June 17
FILE - The New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm leaves the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco on June 3, 1993 in the suit trial brought by psychoanalyst Jeffrey Masson, who claims he was misquoted and libeled in a 1983 magazine article. Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm's death was confirmed Thursday by a spokesperson for The New Yorker, where Malcolm was a longtime staff writer. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, File)
June 17

R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

A judge has signaled that jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep his new defense team for a sex-trafficking trial
June 17
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly signaled on Thursday, June 17, 2021, that the jailed R&B singer will likely get to keep his new defense team for his sex-trafficking trial, despite questions about his attorney's communications with one of Kelly's ex-girlfriends. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
June 17

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice
June 17
FILE - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in the press room at the NBA Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 25, 2018. The NBA legend serves as an executive producer and narrator of the one-hour documentary “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America,” which airs June 19 on the History Channel. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 17

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 6/12/2021
June 17
June 17

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending June 6, 2021
June 17
June 17

Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack

A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in northwest England has found that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions.”
June 17
FILE - In this Tuesday May 23, 2017 file photo, a sign with flowers and candles are placed after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead. A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grade concert in northwest England concluded Thursday June 17, 2021, that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
June 17

'The View' honors trailblazers from LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month

The award-winning show celebrates groundbreakers from the LGBTQIA+ community.
June 17
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg attends the Austin Pride Parade at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas, Aug. 10, 2019.
June 17

'Fire and Fury' author writes new Trump book 'Landslide'

The author of “Fire and Fury,” the million-seller from 2018 that helped launched the wave of inside accounts of the Trump White House, will have a last look coming out next month
June 17
This cover image released by Holt shows "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency" by Michael Wolff. (Holt via AP)
June 17

Review: Album of exploration from jazz guitarist Julian Lage

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage fronts a trio on his Blue Note Records debut, “Squint.”
June 17
This image released by Blue Note shows "Squint" by Julian Lage. (Blue Note via AP)
June 17

US pumps up Paralympic trials; NBC to increase coverage

The U.S. Paralympic trials will receive unprecedented coverage this year, streaming live this week and culminating with a 90-minute highlight show on NBC
June 17
June 17

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Warsaw’s Jewish history museum has opened an exhibition featuring the works of a renowned contemporary Polish artist that confront the pervasive presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Germany carried out its destruction of Europe's Jews
June 17
Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal poses in front of one of his art works on display in a new exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday June 15, 2021. "Wilhem Sasnal: Such a Landscape" opened Thursday. The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation's physical and mental landscape and the difficulty in Poland in addressing an unsettled past.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 17

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Warsaw’s Jewish history museum has opened an exhibition featuring the works of a renowned contemporary Polish artist that confront the pervasive presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Germany carried out its destruction of Europe's Jews
June 17
Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal poses in front of one of his art works on display in a new exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday June 15, 2021. "Wilhem Sasnal: Such a Landscape" opened Thursday. The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation's physical and mental landscape and the difficulty in Poland in addressing an unsettled past.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 17

French tourism seeks new boost with Disneyland reopening

France’s tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality.
June 17
Visitors wait to enter Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris, Thursday, June 17, 2021. France's tourism sector takes a further step toward post-pandemic recovery with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country formally welcomed back vaccinated foreign visitors. (AP Photo/Catherine Gaschka)
June 17

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence
June 17
Tavis Smiley, owner of progressive talk radio station KBLA Los Angeles (1580), poses for a portrait, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 17

Jimmy Kimmel to be title sponsor of inaugural LA Bowl

The LA Bowl has found a big name to be its very first title sponsor: ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel
June 17
June 17

Art becomes form of protest against Olympics

The Japanese public generally opposes holding the Tokyo Olympics during a pandemic, even though outward dissent has seemed muted
June 17
Japanese artist Miwako Sakauchi speaks about her art work for Art Exhibition "Declaration of the end of Olympic games" in Chiba near Tokyo Thursday, June 10, 2021. Polls have found an overwhelming majority of Japanese people are skeptical of the Tokyo Olympics being held this summer during a pandemic, but only a few have publicly marched to protest. But there are creative projects that are looking to protest the increasingly unpopular Tokyo Olympics, even as authorities seek to shut them down. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 16

Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” is one of Pixar’s most pure and condensed enchantments — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale
June 16
This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, center left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, as they are surrounded by seagulls in a scene from the animated film "Luca." (Disney via AP)
June 16

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal
June 16
FILE - Jared Kushner does a television interview at the White House on Oct. 26, 2020, in Washington. Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)